Saturday, April 13, 2013

Let us eat cake!

Carrot Cupcakes:


1 grated organic apple
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup margerine (non gmo olive oil based found in health food stores)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup raw organic cane sugar
1 1/2 cups rice flour
1/4 cup flax meal
1 cup grated carrots
 2 tablespoons egg replacer ( mixed with water and whisked with a fork to resemble whisked egg whites)
1 cup chopped walnuts

For frosting:
1 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup water
3 Tablespoons of honey or agave (for those not wanting to use honey)


For Cupcakes:

Place all ingredients except for grated carrots and walnuts into a vitamix/blender and blend until creamy smooth.
Remove from blender, place in a bowl and add grated carrots and walnuts.
Spoon into cupcake baking tray.
Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F

For frosting:

Place macadamia nuts, water and honey (or agave) into the blender/vitamix and blend until creamy smooth.
Spoon onto cupcakes once they have cooled down and serve.

Sensationally divine on the palate!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nutty Sauces and Nutty Cheezes

Mac Nut Cheezy Sauce:

2 cups macadamia nuts
1.5 cups chopped orange bell pepper
1 orange
4 cloves garlic
2 Tablespoons Braggs aminos (or soy sauce)

Place all ingredients in a blender/vitamix and blend until creamy.
Ready to serve and delicious on steamed broccoli.

Peanut "breading" sauce: Breaded eggplant

1/2 cup raw, crunchy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons hemp oil
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast (source of vitamin B12)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro/or Italian parsley
2 Tablespoons chopped green onions
1 large eggplant sliced into thin slices. (This is kept separate. First sprinkle eggplant slices with sea salt and allow it to stand for 1 hour. Then rinse with fresh water and dry with a paper towel. The sauce will be used to coat these slices)

Combine ingredients and blend in a vitamix or blender until creamy
Place batter on both sides off the eggplant slices and lay on an oiled baking sheet.
Broil/grill on low until browned ~ approximately 5-8 minutes. use fork or spatula to flip over and brown other side for about another 5 minutes.
Eggplant is done when browned and tender.
Garnish and serve.

I served the steamed broccoli with Mac Nut Cheezy Sauce and the Breaded Eggplant in peanut breading sauce with a side salad of beet chard and beetroot.

Hemp ~ Pine Nut sauce:

(also featured under the hempa-licious section)


1 cup hulled hemp seed
1 cup pine nuts
1 large red bell pepper
2 cloves fresh garlic
2 Tablespoons of Braggs amino's (or soy sauce)
3 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 cup water
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Place all ingredients into a Vitamix or blender and blend into a creamy texture.
Ready to serve as a side dip or use as a sauce on a main dish.
Extremely yummy and you'll have people demanding the recipe!